Nov 23, 2005

we give thanks

It's that time of year. So here is the obligatory thankful post.

This year I am most thankful for all that I have learned. I am thankful for my family. I am thankful that I have learned how much they love me, and I them, and that they would do anything for me, and that they are. I am thankful for the so many beautiful people that I am proud to call my friends. I am thankful for the pride and strength I have discovered in myself. I am thankful for my quiet time with God. I am thankful for the special person who has guided that journey for me, and probably doesn't even realize it. I am thankful for endings and new beginnings. I am thankful for my children with all their wonder and energy. I am thankful to be married to my soul mate and for remembering what drew me to him in the first place.

So there it is. Happy Thanksgiving, Everyone!!

great new people

Ok, that last post was too negative. So here's some positive stuff.

I have met some great people lately. Some really great people. Different circumstances have put me in different places and I have had the unique opportunity to come across some amazing people. Do you know the feeling when you meet someone for the first time and you think, "Yeah. We're going to get along great." Well, I've had the pleasure of thinking this many times lately. I love it! I am starting to remember that person I was once, the person that I should be, and I'm not bogged down by all the preconceived notions and dull expectations. I am having fun. Remember fun? It's important, you know. Some of these people that I met I get to see every day. And some I may never see again. But they have all had their part in reminding me of how to stop and laugh and enjoy the little moments life has to offer. And I thank them for that.

Nov 22, 2005

whine, whine, whine

This has been a rough week for me. Things just aren't going the way I think they should, and it is entirely frustrating to me. I am doing everything I can, but it's still not enough. I am learning a lot while facing this. I have seen people's true colors, that's for sure. I am starting to see who is really there for me. And who's not. This post is starting to make me feel too exposed. I will post it anyway, but I'm cutting it short.


What do you say when you have nothing to say?
Nothing, I guess.

Nov 21, 2005

that kind of love

I am in love.

That crazy, head over heels, goofy kind of love.

That get a job, pay your bills, responsible kind of love.

That care for you when you're sick, raise your children, giving kind of love.

That comfortable, lasting, grow old together kind of love.

That you're the only one for me, two souls joined together, perfect kind of love.

I am in love.

Nov 18, 2005

i am learning

I think this time, for me, has mostly been about figuring out who I am and what my strengths and abilities are. And what my weaknesses are and what areas need improvement. A lot of good has come from this time. I never would have thought it then, but I have gained so much insight. I am learning how to strengthen my relationships. I am learning how to be strong and resilient. I am finding that I can be independent. And I am seeing the beauty of humility. I am not all that I would like to be. But I am learning. And I have begun the journey. And I know I can do this. And that is what counts.

Nov 17, 2005

more coffee

Did you know that if you whine long and loud enough, eventually someone will stop the van and let you out so that you may partake of a venti nonfat eggnog latte no whip? And then you will have the marvelous pleasure of enjoying that latte with like-minded individuals who also appreciate the seasonal delight that is eggnog, and the oxymoron that is "nonfat eggnog." And if you're really lucky, you will be able to spread this joy to someone new. There's nothing like your first sip....

Ahhhh...... the memories.

Nov 16, 2005


It's funny how fate steps in and leads us in the right direction.

Many times we think we can control our destiny, but
It is almost always the other way around.
Sometimes I feel all alone in the world. But the truth is, I have many
Sisters out there to keep me company.

You never know when fate will step in and give you a push.
Often times this will happen right when you need it most.
Usually all you have to do is be ready for it when it happens!

My time in PA was magical, and I am so fortunate that
Even though the timing was bad for me, I made the journey.
Girls, I don't know what I'd do without ya!!

Nov 15, 2005

laugh til it hurts

Have you ever laughed so hard you cried? I mean that from-the-gut, sides are hurting, I can't breathe kind of laugh? I just spent four straight days doing this. Good for the soul, I tell ya! I have not had this much fun in a long time. It's funny how people from all walks of life, a wide range of ages, various points of view, and totally different backgrounds can come together and be instant life long friends.

Nov 2, 2005

trick or treat

Trick or Treat
Smell my Feet
Give me something good to eat........

So, the trick-or-treating was a blast. The weather was perfect and the kiddies are just the right age to fully enjoy the experience. They were loving it! You could see that they were just having the best time and, as is the nature of children, were truly living in the moment. It was a beautiful thing! They came home with more than enough loot to last them for a long while. I had my fill too, which was horrible since I have not had so much sugar in forever. Bad me! I am paying for it with my tummy ache. Live and learn. And not the brightest move since I have to step on that big bad scale tomorrow. I should skip for the week, but that's not really the point now is it?